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The programme tells the story of the birth of the world's first regular high definition TV services, by the BBC at Alexandra Palace, London in the 1930's. Philip Ashby introduces the programme from... the room that was once the Marconi-EMI studio, but is now used as a store room. Engineer Tony Bridgewater and Camera Man Frank Cresswell talk in specially recorded interviews about the atmosphere of the Palace during those pioneering days of early television, and their reminiscences of the equipment and people are mixed with archive sound tracks from TV programmes of the day and contemporary news reports of the experiments.
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Series: Technology Faculty Radio; Series 1
Episode 2
First transmission date: 1996-08-25
Original broadcast channel: Radio 4 LW
Published: 1996
Rights Statement: Rights owned or controlled by The Open University
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Duration: 00:29:16
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Producer: Philip Ashby
Contributors: Tony Bridgewater; Frank Creswell; R. Hanbury (Robert Hanbury) Brown; Melinda Walker; Eric White
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Alexandra Palace; EMI electronic system; Marconi EMI studio; Radar
Master spool number: 95YT0366
Production number: T006_02
Available to public: no